Unfortunately, a word game, was created at the National Puzzlers League conventions in the 1980s. It was invented by one-time NPL president David Scott Marley. Marley also created a version called Good News, Bad News, and it became very popular in the United Kingdom due to a BBC radio program.
The game encourages creativity and not competition. Players must describe situations that were once fortunate, but unfortunately resulted in a negative outcome. Fortunately, unfortunately is a great tool for building narratives and inspiring creativity. You can also use it to bring attention to the flipside of a negative situation.
Unfortunately can be played with more than one player. The first person starts with “Unfortunately”, while the second person begins with “Fortunately”. The next person must then follow with “good”. This cycle may go on for as long as you like, but you must make sure not to repeat the same story twice.